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reply to post by satellite1
"Ah, so you think hunting is a criminal sport that only sociopaths and mean spirited people take part in."
Not the point I made at all. In fact some of my close friends hunt. I try to let it go and ignore it but it just hurts to see people all happy and smiley that they just murdered another creature, call it what you will.
"Not at all. Sitting in a deer stand puts people in a meditative state. You are sitting in one spot in the woods for hours on end. I have watched squirrels playing, turkeys chasing each other, all manner of wildlife I have observed from my deer stand and I can only be in awe of the wonder and harmony of nature."
But still you wouldn't think twice of putting a bullet through their heads?
"It is OK as long as the animal does not go to waste. Hunting animals and killing people are two totally different things that you seem to have connected in your head somehow."
Said who? Do you think the animal would say it's ok too?
"Wow, apparently you have never hunted before because you have no idea what you're talking about.
Their natural state is no clothes, no weapons."
You're correct, never hunted in my life and never will. I was merely trying to put the hunter in the hunted position, maybe see how it feels from the animals perspective.
"Hunting is one of the most challenging things you can do. Animals are very smart, and you are hunting them in THEIR habitat. They know where to go to hide, to sleep, to eat, to mate. You have to learn about them and study them and think like one. And even then there is no guarantee. I've spent countless hours sitting in my deer stand to see absolutely nothing pass by. That's what makes it all the more exciting when you do bag one."
Each to their own, but I think it's kind of arrogant. I'm sure you'd be OK with it if aliens invaded and hunted us down for food no?
"And let's not forget something else....they are pests!!!!"
"I don't know where you live, but I live in rural Louisiana. Deer are plentiful here. If they abolished hunting season, the deer would overrun this state within a few years since they have no other natural predators out there."
South NC. I see lots of deer and hunters, hence the rant in the first place. All though you may be right, who says they don't have as much right to the planet as you?
"They eat peoples gardens, fruit trees, they jump out in front of cars and are a very dumb animal when it comes to crossing a highway. I've seen deer jump out of the way of a car only to jump right back in its path."
Hey there are plenty of stupid people around, most in power but that's another story and maybe "people" should build fences.
"So please tell me how buying some pre packaged steroid/antibiotic/vaccine filled grocery store meat is better for you than hunting and killing and eating some very lean very healthy deer meat?
Or are you saying we should all just be vegans?"
You eat what you want my friend, I am just showing my frustration and love for animals in the way I see it, again, each to their own. I'm happy with my dinner and that I am not taking the life of another being trying to survive as I am.
reply to post by purplemer
Like I said before eating animals help that specie of animal.
You choose not to eat meat..fair enough.
But this thread is about hunting for sport really, which I do not agree with.
It is worth noting that annually, fatal hunting accidents occur at a rate of 80 to 90 persons per year.
I shot and killed my first dear when I was 13. My father would have NEVER let me shoot and kill it if I didn't know how to shoot, kill, gut, quarter, etc...
Holy cow I had no idea just how many people shoot a deer and don't even skin and dress it themselves.
I actually have fantasies about an alien race coming to earth and taking all sport hunters to some intergalatic recreational hunting ground and doing as you describe in the op. Disarming them and then hunting them for fun.
I think these people need to experience the fear and sheer terror of being chased down by a superior intelligence with incomprehensible and unescapable weapons.
*sigh* I guess we can dream
Mankind would have ceased to be a long time ago if meat wasn’t available. Only to be replaced by another animal that did eat meat.
reply to post by satellite1
I believe we do need to eat meat, especially as children to help develop brain function.
Dont get drawn in, thats complete BS.
There are MANY people who've never had meat or even dairy from the moment they were born and they are as healthy as anyone else.
I agree with your op.
Just imagine if aliens landed and started stringing us up and hanging us on meat hooks. I bet people would see it differently then, and yet to those aliens could probably justify that we are just...humans (animals)edit on 8-12-2013 by VoidHawk because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Silenceisalie
For you peeps out there defending how we treat animals. If you have time watch this..
EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals